The 2013 Ford Escape is ready to step up to the tale of tape, taking on its competition, nay, anyone who wants to try their luck…

Let’s get it on!


ROUND 1: THE COMPETITION [1]

2013
Ford Escape
[2]
2012
Honda
CR-V
[3]
2012
Toyota
RAV4
[4]
Advantage
MSRP Starting from $23,099 Starting from $27,730 Starting from $26,600 Escape
Fuel Economy [5] 6.3 L/100KM 6.4 L/100KM 6.9 L/100KM Escape
Towing Capacity Up to 3500 lbs [6] Up to 1500 lbs Up to 1500 lbs Escape
Horsepower 168 185 179 CR-V
Available Active Park Assist? Yes No No Escape
Available Hands-freeLiftgate Yup! Huh? What’s that? Escape

WINNER: ESCAPE!!!!

 

But that’s not it!

The new Escape is so great, we thought, “Heck, let’s see what else it can beat!”  Something with some get up and go, perhaps…

 


ROUND 2: THE NASA SPACE SHUTTLE

2013 Ford Escape NASA Space Shuttle Advantage
   
Top Speed Any posted speed limit 28,292 km/h Shuttle
Fuel Type Unleaded Hydrogen and
oxygen/powered
aluminum and amnion perchlorate hydrazine with oxygen
Um, Escape
Seating 5 8 Shuttle
Fuel Economy 6.3 L/100KM About 15 mins. Combined Escape
Cargo Space 971 L Classified Shuttle, because people, um … live in it.
Base Curb Weight 3590 lbs. [7] 4,475,383 lbs Escape
Available Active Park Assist Yes No Escape
Available Power Lift Gate? Yep Nope Escape
Canadarm? Depends if a Canadian is driving. Then 2 1 Escape

WINNER: ESCAPE, AGAIN!!!

 

OK, the shuttle has us beat in top speed.  But that was almost too easy.  Let’s try a real challenge!

 


FINAL ROUND: THE NORTH AMERICAN GRIZZLY BEAR

2013 Ford Escape Grizzly Bear Advantage
Base Curb Weight 3590 lbs 400-600 lbs Escape
Number of Teeth 0 42 Bear
Safe to Operate in Winter Yes Hibernating. So no. Escape
Can you ride it? That’s what it’s there for! Highly NOT recommended. Escape
Available Active Park Assist Yes sir Roar! Escape
Available Power Lift Gate? Yes! Grumble Escape

WINNER: ESCAPE!!!

 

There we have it. Neither CUV, nor beast, nor international space exploration vehicle can unseat the new Escape. Whether it’s price, towing capacity, or the ability to operate in winter (sorry bear), the Escape comes out on top.

 

Bonus Round!!!

The Escape vs…. CHUCK NORRIS

 

WINNER (BY A HAIR): CHUCK NORRIS. 

NO ONE BEATS A MAN WITH NO CHIN BEHIND HIS BEARD…ONLY ANOTHER FIST.


  1. Figures are accurate as of publication date.
  2. 2013 Escape S 4dr Front-wheel Drive
  3. 2012 Honda CR-V LX 4dr Front-wheel Drive
  4. 2012 Toyota RAV4 Base 4dr Front-wheel Drive
  5. These figures are from the automakers’ websites. They are the highway fuel consumption ratings from base, front-wheel-drive models.
  6. When properly equipped
  7. 2013 Escape S 4dr Front-wheel Drive